Importing Contacts from Act 6.0 to Outlook 2007

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meeko

We are trying to convert our database to Outlook 2007. Does anyone know how

to do this successfully? We have a database of over 6,000 contacts, and

would really like to convert all of it if possible. Thanks!
 
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Luther Blissett

On May 26, 9:40 pm, meeko <me...> wrote:
> We are trying to convert our database to Outlook 2007.  Does anyone know how
> to do this successfully?  We have a database of over 6,000 contacts, and
> would really like to convert all of it if possible.  Thanks!


In BCM select Import menu item. ACT! is one of the choices in the

import wizard.
 
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Jerry

"meeko" wrote:


> We are trying to convert our database to Outlook 2007. Does anyone know how
> to do this successfully? We have a database of over 6,000 contacts, and
> would really like to convert all of it if possible. Thanks!


Hi

I have come across this problem and while the BCM does have a import wizard,

its fraught with issues.

the first part where it extract the data into a file for use importing inot

BCM is fine, apart from dates. it changes all dates not to your locale but to

USA format.

This is ok unless your sql databse has a locale as mine does of UK, then it

failes as soon as it hits a UK date thats silly like 5/24/2007.

Then best of all, all the history dates are converted to the import date

(today) whenever, they arent left as the correct date for the history item.

What idiot thought of that god alone knows.

The first UK/USA date issue we got over with some VB basic pre processing

the file, but the last default date issue killed the project dead.

To my knowledge no one inthe BCM team deems these issues worth of a fix, its

shame some of them dont come a work in the real world for a while.

So I cant use BCM for myself or for my dozen or so customers who want to

move on from ACT.

Cest La Vie

Regards

Jerry Barrett
 
T

Thatch

The conversion from ACT! to BCM is really complex and there is a company that

specializes on services for this, namely http://www.act-to-bcm.com

Contact them and they'll probably give you a good deal on a conversion.

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"Jerry" wrote:



> "meeko" wrote:
>
> > We are trying to convert our database to Outlook 2007. Does anyone know how
> > to do this successfully? We have a database of over 6,000 contacts, and
> > would really like to convert all of it if possible. Thanks!


> Hi

> I have come across this problem and while the BCM does have a import wizard,
> its fraught with issues.

> the first part where it extract the data into a file for use importing inot
> BCM is fine, apart from dates. it changes all dates not to your locale but to
> USA format.

> This is ok unless your sql databse has a locale as mine does of UK, then it
> failes as soon as it hits a UK date thats silly like 5/24/2007.

> Then best of all, all the history dates are converted to the import date
> (today) whenever, they arent left as the correct date for the history item.
> What idiot thought of that god alone knows.

> The first UK/USA date issue we got over with some VB basic pre processing
> the file, but the last default date issue killed the project dead.

> To my knowledge no one inthe BCM team deems these issues worth of a fix, its
> shame some of them dont come a work in the real world for a while.

> So I cant use BCM for myself or for my dozen or so customers who want to
> move on from ACT.

> Cest La Vie

> Regards
> Jerry Barrett
 
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